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Photographer:Jeff Thoreson [View profile]Title:ERIKA KOBASICAdded:Aug 24, 2007
Photo Category: Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)
Basic Marine's tug ERIKA KOBASIC is shown while departing Erie, Pennsylvania, 1607 hours 20 August 2007.
Vessel Identification
Name:Erika Kobasic
Former name(s):
- Karen Andrie (Until 1990 Oct 24)
- Arundel (Until 1982)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:226 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1939
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (3)

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George.Schneider on Apr 18, 2014 14:54 (4 years ago)
IMO number is 8654235 if you care to add it. Thanks for sharing these photos. Great shot of a great vessel!
tonylast on Aug 24, 2007 18:32 (11 years ago)
*Arundel* WYT 90. Steel single screw *Raritan*-class ice-breaking tug launched 24 June 1939 at Port Arthur, TX, by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Wks as hull no. 129 for the U. S. Coast Guard. Commissioned 6 July 1939. 110' x 26'5" x 12; 328 t. displ. Twin 8-cylinder Cleveland Diesel 8-567A Diesels connected to two Westinghouse generators connected to a Westinghouse electric motor, 2000-shp. Redesignated WYTM 90, 1943. Decommissioned 30 April 1982. Sold 1984 to Andrie, inc., Muskegon, MI, and renamed *Karen Andrie.* Sold 1987 to Basic Marine, Inc., Escanaba, MI, and renamed *Erika Kobasic* in 1990.

Escanaba is home to Lake Michigan's best-looking tug, the *Erika Kobasic,* and Lake Michigan's worst-looking tug, the *Olive L. Moore."
Magogman on Aug 24, 2007 04:11 (11 years ago)
Thanks for posting this Jeff! I confess to not being familiar with this particular tug nor aware of Basic Towing of Escanaba.
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